Judge Notices SCO Doesn't Actually Have Any Evidence Against IBM
from the it-took-this-long-to-realize-this? dept
It’s only been two years since SCO sued IBM over the Linux source code, and while it’s been pointed out repeatedly in a variety of sources, it’s only now that a judge has noticed that SCO seems to have no evidence at all, leading to a fairly scathing rebuke: “Viewed against the backdrop of SCO’s plethora of public statements concerning IBM’s and others’ infringement of SCO’s purported copyrights to the Unix software, it is astonishing that SCO has not offered any competent evidence to create a disputed fact regarding whether IBM has infringed SCO’s alleged copyrights through IBM’s Linux activities.” However, the judge still refused to grant a summary judgment to IBM, but you have to wonder how SCO can hope to have much of a chance at this point. Of course, in the intervening two years, SCO has managed to waste an awful lot of peoples’ time and money in this wild goose chase.